Today MSDH is reporting an additional 1,017 cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 14 deaths. Mississippi's total of COVID-19 cases for the year now stands at 41,846, with 1,346 deaths.
20 of the new cases reported today were among residents in long-term care facilities, along with 5 deaths. Active outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities have increased again, to 142 statewide (where an outbreak is one or more cases among residents or staff).
We have updated our list of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities with active COVID-19 outbreaks. You can find it on our website at http://HealthyMS.com/page/14,0,420.html#ltcTable
Look for the most recent hospitalization figures on our website later today.
More data on COVID-19 in the state, along with the latest protective steps to take, are online at http://HealthyMS.com/covid-19
The Mississippi Coronavirus Hotline is the best way to get your questions about COVID-19 answered. Call 877-978-6453 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.